Archive for June, 2010

Photo set: Mates of State at the 400 Bar

Mates of State performing at the 400 Bar in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel
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Photo set: Free Energy at the 400 Bar

Free Energy, currently on tour with Mates of State, performing at the 400 Bar in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paul Sprangers on vocals, Evan Wells on bass, Scott Wells on guitar, Geoff Bucknam on guitar, Nick Shuminsky on drums
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The Mystery Of Irma Vep at The Jungle Theater

The Mystery Of Irma Vep at The Jungle Theater

Mandacrest.  Hampstead Heath.  Home of the tweedily eccentric Lord Edgar – he of the Ronald Colman mustache and the crushing dark secret.  Freshly married to Lady Enid – she of the heaving bosom, the swirling blonde hair, and the dark secret.  Then there is Nicodemus Underwood, the caretaker with the impossibly thick Scottish accent...
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Baby With The Bathwater at Prospero Theatre

Baby With The Bathwater at Prospero Theatre

The newborn in Christopher Durang‘s nasty and funny Baby With The Bathwater (Prospero Theatre, at the Friends Meeting House, 1725 Grand Ave in St. Paul, through June 26, prosperotheatre.org) is relentless.  It cries in the morning, it cries late at night, it wets, and poops, gets hungry and fusses, then cries some more, until...
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Department of Redundancy Department, a Recovery Party production at the Bryant-Lake Bowl

Department of Redundancy Department, a Recovery Party production at the Bryant-Lake Bowl

The Department of Redundancy Department (presented at the Bryant Lake Bowl by The Recovery Party through June 26th) strikes again with a new show workshopped and performed by a solid cast of local theater regulars. It’s class A sketch comedy with material that dabbles in the politically incorrect without attempting to impress us with...
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Photo set: The Goondas CD Release at the 331 Club

Photo set: The Goondas CD Release at the 331 Club

Minneapolis, Minnesota’s The Goondas celebrating the release of their first album at the 331 Club. This show had it all. Band and crowd climbing the walls (literally). Stage invasions. Champagne poured on the writhing mass of onlookers. A crowd-surfing lead singer that nearly landed on the bar (much to the bar staff’s chagrin). Yeah....
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Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Jersey Lily at Park Square Theatre

Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Jersey Lily at Park Square Theatre

It doesn’t lack for exuberance, this latest in an ever-lengthening line of Sherlock Holmes adaptations.  Katie Forgette‘s Sherlock Homes And The Case Of The Jersey Lily (at Park Square Theatre through July 3; 20 W. 7th Place; parksquaretheatre.org) begins, as always with these plays, with Holmes and Watson relaxing in their cluttered Baker Street...
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Photo set: Soundset 2010

Photo set: Soundset 2010

Meredith Westin‘s photos of Soundset 2010 at Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN on Sunday, May 30th, 2010.  Featuring Atmosphere, Method Man & Redman, Brother Ali, Hieroglyphics featuring Del The Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Casual and Pep Love, P.O.S, Murs, Freeway & Jake One, Eyedea & Abilities, Wiz Khalifa, Cage, DJ Rob Swift, Grieves &...
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